Happy New Year!
Yesterday, I got some amazing noodles at Canton Snacks. (They open as early as 8am in the morning so you can eat noodles all day!)
Today I hit up Two Rivers Mall for their Lunar New Year event. It was delightfully cheesy and reminded me a lot of the cultural festivals in the Midwestern United States! They had stations for learning calligraphy, learning chopsticks, trying on historical costumes, etc. Everyone looked like they had a great time.
At the Chinese knot station, I had trouble assembling the knots and a friendly Kenyan helped me out. I was really impressed ’cause he spoke amazing Chinese!
I didn’t expect Nairobi to host any kind of Lunar New Year events so this was a charming surprise my first weekend back in Kenya.
I needed to move 22GB from one laptop to another. Rather than using USB sticks or external harddrives, I used
rsync. I usually
scp smaller files around so this was novel and exciting.
Rsync has this magical property that if the data syncing terminates, it’ll resume where it left off. Nifty!
Harry and I got married at the courthouse last week! Self solemnization ftw!
This was his great grandmother’s ring. We got it resized by Gene Bauer who did a super impressive job.
Great way to start 2020!
This is a good post on Kotlin reified types:
TLDR: when you have generics but also want to access it at runtime.
I went on a discovery flight. It was neat sitting in the pilot seat.
Way less tense than flight simulation.
I used to edit PDFs using GIMP. I would open the PDF in GIMP, make edits, export it as a
.mng file, and convert it back.
$ convert -reverse pdf.mng pdf.pdf
This would work well except all the texts were rasterized.
I recently tried editing PDFs using LibreOffice Draw again and was delighted to discover its PDF editing capabilities have improved. Gonna use LibreOffice Draw from now on.
I miss soup dumplings and their cosmic deliciousness. Let me know if you find a good vegan recipe.
Nebula background created on GIMP following this Youtube tutorial.